I love working with great leaders!
I love the energy of bringing ideas to life with self-starters who inspire and motivate others to join in.
This is what makes my job so fulfilling.
I fear a leadership gap. I fear that for all our talk of leadership these days that it’s becoming just that – talk.
I fear that leaders aren’t being intentionally developed and for as much as we talk about leadership in the church, we will find ourselves with leadership anorexia.
That fear uncovered my flaw. I like working with leaders. I like leading others who are already leading.
My failure is in developing other leaders. It’s not that I haven’t done this at all, but that I’ve failed to create a culture and a system that supports leadership development throughout our organization.
I’ve been too concerned about my own leadership development and recruiting leaders who have already arrived rather than developing a culture that strategically builds and develops leaders from within.
We as leaders have to learn to grow up. Just leading doesn’t make us great leaders. Developing leaders makes us great leaders. Part of growing up as a leader is recognizing your responsibility to develop others.
We have to grow up in order to grow up other leaders.
What do you think it takes to create a great leadership development culture?